Paul Callicoat had plans to convert the former Sarcoxie Nursery into a medical marijuana cultivation facility (Joplin Globe file photo).

Missouri medical marijuana trial focuses on alleged role of insiders on license rules

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that was denied a license to grow medical marijuana alleged in court this week that outside groups and individuals had undue access to top state officials — and that access led to an opaque process and contributed to the decision to cap the number of licenses granted. To buttress […]

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Eleven new cases of COVID-19 surface in Grundy County

Eleven new COVID-19 cases have been added for Grundy County. The health department reports there are 352 total cases. Two hundred sixty-three cases have been confirmed, and 89 are probable. Thirty-five are active. There have been 14 COVID-19-related deaths reported for Grundy County. The health department encourages residents to wear masks when meeting others or […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of November 2, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of November 2 – 8, 2020. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton Police Department to conduct compliance checks for registered sex offenders on Halloween in “Operation Candy Cruncher”

The Trenton Police Department advises that they will be conducting compliance checks for registered sexual offenders in regards to Halloween restrictions defined by City Ordinance 215.1550 and State Statute 589.426. Sexual Offenders must follow these restrictions on Halloween: Avoid all Halloween-related contact with children; Remain inside his or her residence between the hours of 5:00 […]

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Three from Greencastle, including 10-year-old girl, injured in crash west of Novinger

The Highway Patrol reports three Greencastle residents sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident west of Novinger on Friday morning. A private vehicle transported the driver of a minivan, 52-year-old Brenda Angelico, to the Northeast Regional Medical Center of Kirksville. The driver of a car, 32-year-old Louanna Dile, and her passenger, a 10-year-old girl, were […]

Absentee Voting

728 absentee ballots returned to Grundy County Clerks office as of Friday morning

Seven hundred twenty-eight absentee and mail-in ballots had been returned to the Grundy County Clerk’s Office as of Friday morning of October 30th at 10:30 for November 3rd’s General Election. The office reported 54 requested ballots had not yet been returned. It is predicted that 80% of the 5,861 registered voters in Grundy County will […]

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Two from Albany injured in pre-dawn crash on Route O in Nodaway County

Two residents of Albany were injured when two vehicles collided before sunrise, Thursday morning, in rural Nodaway County. Twenty-year-old Mary Brooke Steinbach received serious injuries while 28-year-old Dameon Sweat received moderate injuries. Steinbach was taken by ambulance to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph. A private vehicle took Sweat to the Mosiac Life Care of […]

NCMDA board member Jackie Soptic: “Technology and internet revolutionize economic development”

North Central Missouri Development Alliance Board Member Jackie Soptic says technology and the internet have revolutionized economic development. Site selectors and companies can visit a location from their home or office by reading statistics and demographic information.     The United States Census also provides data on demographics. Soptic says that data should be used […]

Audio: Parson and Galloway focusing on rural Missouri in final days of campaign; both appealing to blue-collar voters

The two main gubernatorial candidates are focusing on rural Missouri again Friday and during the final days of the campaign. Governor Mike Parson (R) brings his “Mike works bus tour” to four rural western Missouri towns: his hometown of Bolivar, as well as Clinton, Belton, and El Dorado Springs. He’ll finish Friday evening in Springfield. […]

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White House report ranks Missouri 18th in new COVID-19 cases

The latest White House Coronavirus Task Force report ranks Missouri 18th for its rate of new COVID-19 cases. The report, dated October 25, says 87% of all Missouri counties have moderate to high levels of community transmission. St. Louis County, Jackson County, and St. Charles County leads the state in the new case count. Recommendations […]